Happy Are Those…

Julie F. handed a sheet of paper to me a week ago after we served a shift at BFS. On that sheet of paper was the quotation below. It reminded her of the volunteers at the LP – a generally happy and grateful bunch, if our recent annual retreat is any indication....

The Carnival

Most weeks as I prepare to send out our newsletter, I start by looking through picture after picture on the internet – often for a very long period of time. I may or may not have a sense of what I will be sharing, I just look at pictures. Even when I do have a...

New Year, Renewed Perspective

When I first came across this picture I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I stared and stared. It just seemed wrong. The interesting thing about that is I have been talking with a friend about how I feel called to write a book on The Way of Failure, as I...

THE LISTENING POST CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY

In September 2013, The Listening Post celebrated its 5th year of serving Anchorage. We have, in our first five years, trained over 100 listeners and listened to nearly 8,000 visitors from our community. As volunteer listeners we offer a natural and basic level of...

MANIFESTING AND CELEBRATING CONNECTION

Perhaps Listening’s greatest giff is that it helps us sense our connection to each other and it celebrates that connection. “At its base, the tree is a single trunk, representing the cosmic axis or ‘axis mundi’. The branching of the tree...

Nothing left out

Listening is inclusive. Listening includes family life. Listening includes the mundane. Listening includes listening to the land. Listening includes spiritual sensitivity. Listening includes creative expression. Listening includes physical well-being. Listening...

The Greatlander article on The Listening Post

This article was published in The Greatlander and authored by local author, Kaylene Johnson. Silence and the Art of Listening Amidst the carols and hymns of the season and the good cheer of fireworks and fun, there rang through our nation the bells of mourning. In an...

Beautiful Quotation about Listening

There things that remind us of the kind of listening that takes place at our beloved Listening Post. Some quotations that seem to capture a profound aspect of our simple service. Here’s a quote from Neale Donald Walsch that one of our volunteers, B.G., shared...